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“Conception X has been great, the programme offers a really friendly environment to learn key startup business skills.”
– Dr. Ben Steer – Pometry, CTO and Founder
What is the Conception X programme?
It’s a venture builder that creates deep tech startups from PhDs. We help students commercialise their research.
It’s a 9-month remote programme, which includes business and technology coaching, mentorship, deep tech entrepreneurial training, community events, legal support and so much more!
Who is it for?
PhD students working on an innovative technology based on their research, from any UK university.
Not ready to start a business just yet? Conception X also has a track for those who want to learn about entrepreneurship and consider it as a career choice, without having to commit to building a startup.
What makes our programme different?
Empowering the brightest students to explore entrepreneurship as an exciting career choice during their degree.
- We take no equity
- Our programme is non-residential
- Compatible with research degree – runs alongside PhD
- Sector agnostic
- We are student-founder first
- We plug you into our strong experts and investor networks
- Venture fundraising support
Want to learn more about Conception X?
Join our free online discovery session on the 19th October 2021 or 16th November 2021, and ask us any questions about the programme. Here’s what to expect on the day:
- Programme overview
- Programme benefits
- Stories from our successful student teams
- How to apply
Over the past 3.5 years, 215+ venture scientists across 170+ teams have gone through the programme, with £13M+ capital raised. Teams make considerable progress, including revenue generation and collaborations with top firms. With Covid-19, the programme has successfully transitioned to a remote model.
At this discovery session you will have the chance to hear directly the experiences of two founders of Cohort IV startups, James Dborin of Tytn and Adam Harris of Myriad Wind Energy Systems
Join our discovery session to learn how Conception X can support you!
Click here to hear from students on the programme and what they achieved.
Ready to apply?
Register your interest in applying for Cohort V by clicking here. We’ll let you know as soon as applications open.
Here’s what our student teams think:
“Conception X has given me a proper foundation on how to build a startup.”
– Dr. Eve Gregoriou – NeuroVirt, Founder and CEO
“Despite all the problems related to the ongoing global pandemic, Conception X has quickly responded to them by creating and providing us all the tools needed to keep on networking.”
– Dr. Adriano Koshiyama – Holistic AI, Co-Founder and CEO
EnSpire Oxford is a University of Oxford initiative to help connect people to the entrepreneurship resources they need, and to promote entrepreneurship across Oxfordshire.
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